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Space invaders to land in Stamford

January 12, 2019

STAMFORD — Sightings of UFOs in Stamford are expected to see a major spike this summer.

Space invaders, in the form of flying saucers and an alien rocket, are scheduled to land in June, as part of a three-month public art show titled “Space Invasion in Stamford Downtown.”

The outdoor exhibit is the latest in the summer art program put on by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District for more than 20 years.

Sandy Goldstein, president of DSSD, said this year’s theme should provide plenty of colorful and playful interpretations from local artists.

“We’re really psyched and excited about this year’s coming art exhibit,” she said.

Applications for submitting designs are already available online and the deadline in Feb. 15.

Once the top 30 or so space-themed designs are selected by a juried panel, the artists will be given between one and two months to finish their pieces. The eight-foot fiberglass sculptures will be installed starting in late May, with an opening night scheduled for June 12.

Previous art installation themes have included cows, horses, dinosaurs and different geometrical shapes.

Artists can submit up to four designs and can choose a variety of ways to transform the sculptures, including painting, sculpting and adorning the pieces. Among the acceptable objects to add to the sculptures are mosaic tiles, wood and tin. Artists will be paid $1,500 for each piece they produce.

At the end of the exhibit, the pieces will be auctioned and a portion of the proceeds will go to a yet-to-determined charity.

“We have three really engaging space ships which are coming to the downtown and they will be creatively attacked by a whole host of artists,” Goldstein said.

For more information, visit DSSD or send an email to events@stamford-downtown.com.

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